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      02-24-2011, 09:44 AM   #265
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      02-24-2011, 12:23 PM   #266
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Wow, I'm glad to see someone finally did this. When the E46 M3 was still fairly new I ran on a track here in Southern CA with basically the E46 M3 version of this car.

Congrats, factory like attention to detail (although all that means from the pics we've seen is body work and some interior bolt ons).



So you do mean full subframes, suspension arms, axle, diff, roll bars, shocks and steering?

Shortened or lengthened driveshaft?

What was the most difficult part of the build?

Really a shame that the project was not documented. Would love to see the build process.

How long did the build take - calendar time and man-months?

Only thing missing is a real CF roof. Why was that not done - personal preference?

Congrats again, awesome, 1 of a kinder!
Hi,
Thanks for the positive comments..
to start off an m3 shell(e90,e92) are exactly the same(no extra strength) as a standard shell(e90,e92,318,320,330,335). the only differents is the quarters are wider & the boot floor. an e93 m3 shell has extra strength through the sill's.

My car has M3 engine/gearbox(dct), full suspension(now KW V3 Coilovers), driveshafts, cradles, exhaust,propshaft, loom(rear e91), front panels/lights, full interior(back of back seats taken off the e90 and retrimmed onto e91 seat). back door panel the same but e90 doesn't have rear speakers so i fitted rear speakers(pioneer.!! i know bad move).

took about 6 months(give or take a few weeks) = stripe e91, paint engine bay, fit engine/gearbox/running gear, electrics, paint again(everything), build complete car then programme ecu's/modules.....

difficult part of the build was rear quarters/rear bumper..

if i built the car from scratch it would be documented.

As for the CF roof, you don't get one on a E90 M3.!!!!!

Hope this clears up a few things.

it has been built over a year now, she needs a bit of paint(just striped the headlining/sunroof out and had the roof/spoiler done black & new roof rails), BBK'S for the front(as we speak) & programme the new CIC nav then shes finished...

thanks again....

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      02-24-2011, 02:22 PM   #267
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amazing!! this should go into production!
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      02-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #268
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amazing!! this should go into production!
NO NO NO.!! THAT WOULD MAKE MINE WORTH NOTHING.
ONLY JOKIN.
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      02-24-2011, 02:34 PM   #269
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63NP,

Amazing conversion. Couple of questions though...what details do the DVLA have for the car? How did you explain the conversion to them? Furthermore, how did you explain this to your insurance company? Did you tell them it's a modified 318 or what???

Other than the wheels being a little large for my tastes, the car itself is awesome.
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      02-24-2011, 02:45 PM   #270
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63NP,

Amazing conversion. Couple of questions though...what details do the DVLA have for the car? How did you explain the conversion to them? Furthermore, how did you explain this to your insurance company? Did you tell them it's a modified 318 or what???

Other than the wheels being a little large for my tastes, the car itself is awesome.
Hi,
thanks for your comments.
i can't change whats on the logbook apart from the engine cc(which i've done). as for insurance they know what it was and they know was it is, if they didn't it would be void...
i've got OEM 19's powder coated black, it looked nice but being an estate it can handle/neededs 20's, plus everybody has 19's...
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That's really sweet!
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      02-24-2011, 07:53 PM   #272
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Very innovative! Nicely done!
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      02-24-2011, 09:25 PM   #273
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Wasn't this already done by a Matte black e91 in ROC Taiwan? Like a few years ago? Still loving the SSII =).
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      02-25-2011, 04:28 AM   #274
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Wasn't this already done by a Matte black e91 in ROC Taiwan? Like a few years ago? Still loving the SSII =).
hi, more like 8 months ago, and it was a 320i turbo with M3 kit.!!
looked good..
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Fantastic conversion. We would love to see this on a UK meet sometime!
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This thing is perfect!!

I actually prefer that to the E92 & E91 M3's just cos it looks so evil and squat at the rear!!

With audi making the RS4 estate (wagon!!) ... BMW should have bitten the bullet.

The colour scheme def adds something to it.
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sorry, but why would you want a station wagon?
Sorry...but why would you drive a truck?

If I was the lucky bloke to have an e91 M3, its because I need to put my wheelchair somewhere.

We all have our reasons.
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      02-26-2011, 04:32 AM   #281
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Sorry...but why would you drive a truck?

If I was the lucky bloke to have an e91 M3, its because I need to put my wheelchair somewhere.

We all have our reasons.
35,000 views and about 4 negatives.!! "TRUCK".!!!

thanks for your view anyway...
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35,000 views and about 4 negatives.!! "TRUCK".!!!

thanks for your view anyway...
Its an awesome job dude! When I get a 335i Touring, I will hopefully be able to put an M3 front end on.

I was paying Bushey out :-)
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Hats off to you for the hard work, but damn this is a bastardization of the whole concept of an M product. Call me a purist, but I don't like it.
Purist must be a new word for A$$. This is a real piece of work, a trememdously capable engine/transmission into a station wagon. I have seen previous M versions of wagons in Germany. A real car enthusiasts treat, regardless of whether it is a station wagon or what. Good job, trememdous work. I wish I had an ounce of your talent/ability!!!!!
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      02-27-2011, 05:41 AM   #286
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Purist must be a new word for A$$. This is a real piece of work, a trememdously capable engine/transmission into a station wagon. I have seen previous M versions of wagons in Germany. A real car enthusiasts treat, regardless of whether it is a station wagon or what. Good job, trememdous work. I wish I had an ounce of your talent/ability!!!!!
thankyou, really appreciate the comments..
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